The Panihati Chida-dahi Utsava is celebrated to commemorate the meeting of Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami with Sri Nityananda Prabhu for the first time in a village named Panihati near Kolkata in West Bengal. This festival is also known as Danda Mahotsava (the Festival of Punishment). It is celebrated on the thirteenth day of the bright moon in the month of Jyeshta (May-June). To this day, pilgrims visit Panihati to celebrate the Chida-dahi festival.
Click here to read the wonderful pastime that happened between Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami and Sri Nityananda Prabhu.

We invite you all to participate online in the celebrations and seek the blessings of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga. All the devotees may participate in the festival by visiting us online at

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Panihati Chida-Dahi Celebrations

Under the prevailing situation of national lockdown, we will be observing Panihati Chida-dahi festival this year, on June 23, 2021.

Resident devotees on Hare Krishna Hill will conduct the festival, respecting the social distancing norms. The devotees shall also offer special prayers to Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga for the protection of all the devotees and for the welfare of the world.

A unique opportunity to participate in the festival:

All devotees have an unique opportunity to offer online sevas to the Deities of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga on this auspicious day. Click here to offer the seva.

You may also cook a special Chida-dahi feast for Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga. Here is the recipe for Chida-dahi in different flavours.

Offer the preparations to the picture of our Hare Krishna Hill’s Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga Deities and honour the prasadam.

We pray to Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga for protection, good health, and welfare of the world, in the wake of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.

Wishing you all good health and Krishna consciousness,

Hare Krishna!
Madhu Pandit Dasa
Temple President

Related Links:  Chida-dahi Recipes |  Five lessons to be learnt from the ‘Festival of Punishment’ | The delightful story of Panihati Chida-dahi festival

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